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Kirstie Alley says she’s voting for Trump ‘because he’s not a politician’

Actress Kirstie Alley said over the weekend that President Trump can count on her support again because “he’s not a politician.”

“I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician. I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason,” Alley tweeted.

“He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it,” she continued. 

Alley endorsed Trump in 2016, and has been critical on Twitter of Trump’s opponent, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and the former vice president’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

However, that didn’t stop Alley’s name from surging to Twitter’s list of top U.S. trends early Sunday. 

In the hours since Alley’s tweet on Saturday, a number of celebrities and prominent figures have gone after the actress over her tweet backing Trump.

 

As of Sunday morning, Alley’s tweet has racked up over 65,500 comments and just over 55,700 retweets.

In follow-up tweets on late Saturday into early Sunday, Alley commented on some of the backlash she received, writing: “Don’t think I’ve ever seen so much name-calling in my life.”

She also called on her followers to “stick to [their] guns” and urged them not to go against their integrity.

–Updated at 9:33 a.m.

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